Saturday, November 11, 2006

When We Were Very Young

Harper at five weeks

Ramona at five weeks.

Remember how little they were? We drove to pick them up when they were seven weeks old because the shelter said it would be best for their health to get them home. They were tiny. Harper sat next to me all the way home (500 miles) looking up at me with a friendly interest and a charming eye blink. We stopped and fed them every few hours.

Once home, we put them in their own room because they were so small we were afraid to let them sleep with us. I would get up and feed them in the middle of the night and they were always hungry. Ramona wasn't well for a while and her eye was bad with an ulcer but she pulled through.

Today they are nine months old and wonderful cats with sweet, childike personalities. Harper is a solid boy, about nine pounds and Ramona is a plump young lady, also about nine pounds. She has gained four pounds in the last three months. We call them the thousand milers and they are worth every mile.

Every night Harper comes running to sit on a lap (usually Olof's) and watch some TV. I generally get Brendan and Ramona together but sometimes Harper. Sometimes all three.The two kittens love both of us and no one is upset if one lap is taken, there's another available. TV time is family hour for this animal family.


Derby said...

They both have grown into such wonderful cats. They are worth the thousand miles.

The Meezers said...

they're getting so big! How is Brendan doing? Is he still enthralled by Ramona?

Anonymous said...

Beezer thinks the TV was invented to keep me sitting in one place for a long period of time so he can lap sit. He hears the TV go on and he somes running. I get a frustrated meow if I turn it on and don't sit down for him!

amy said...

awww. what sweet baby pictures. and they've grown into such delightful and lovely young cats.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

We heard about your blog and had to visit. Everyone is so cute and beautiful, but I HAD to see Harper. I'm polydactyl, and I heard (and now I see) that she is too. Cool! With Mittens and Harper, we make a nice threesome of polytoed kitties on the blogosphere.


2Vamp said...

That last picture is priceless.... is that a smile I see on Harper's face? :)

Hot(M)BC said...

Aw :) They's furry lucky to have such a wonderful furever home! They sure has gotten big too. Wow! I 'members them beein teensy like in those top pikshurs.
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Harper amnd Ramona were so cute as kittens. But then again, what kitten is not.

They have grown up so much. When I look at Harper's paw, I get the feeling that cats are trying to make that next evolutionary leap and develop opposable thumbs. When that happens their domination of the world will be complete.

Eric and Flynn said...

What gorgeous little baby pictures, and they have grown into fine cats.